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Caption   The team representing Ireland at the 2003 Special Olympics, ...
Programme   Special Olympics 2003 Opening Ceremony  
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Description   The team representing Ireland at the 2003 Special Olympics, enter Dublin's Croke Park to attend the opening ceremony on 21 June. They are dressed in green and gold tracksuits and are waving to the crowd, some of which can be seen on the bottom left of shot. Volunteers, onlookers carrying banners and flags and cameramen, can all be seen around the Irish team. This shot was taken from the stands.

Tyrone Productions made this programme for RTÉ Television - the programme copyright is owned by Tyrone. It was the first time the Special Olympics, in which athletes suffering from learning disabilities compete against one another, was held outside of America. 7,000 athletes from 160 countries took part over the course of ten days. RTÉ Radio also broadcast live coverage of the opening ceremony. The RTÉ Guide published a 12-page feature on the Special Olympics in its edition of 13 June 2003.  
Collection   RTE Stills Library  
Photographer   Holton, Thomas  
Date of photograph   21/Jun/2003
(21/Jun/2003 - 21/Jun/2003)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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